Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County, United States. It is the second largest city in Wisconsin and has a population of 223,000 residents. It is also referred to as the ‘City of Four Lakes’ as it incorporates the four successive lakes of the Yahara River.
Madison was founded in 1836 by the former federal judge James Duane Doty and was awarded city status in 1856. It served as a centre of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The city has now evolved into a thriving business and education hub.
The region is characterised by a continental temperate climate and experiences large seasonal variations in temperatures. Summers are warm and winters are extremely cold, with heavy snowfall. It stays humid almost all the year through.
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